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CD PLAYLISTS

                           

  
   
Like numerous other music lovers, I’ve long enjoyed creating compilation tapes of songs I especially liked from multiple albums, by either single or various artists, as a interesting change of pace to the usual listening to a single pre-recorded album .

 

   For me, this practice began in the 1960’s with selecting and recording favorite songs from old 45’s and LP’s onto audio cassettes, some of which I still have. These were particular useful for listening in the car and with the Walkman and other portable devices on trips and outdoor excursions.

 

    With the advent of CD’s, the process has ultimately become a good deal easier; and now with PC’s and other digital devices, even more expeditious and flexible. The purpose of this web page is simply to identify just a few of the dozens of CD playlists I’ve enjoyed creating and listening to using iTunes/IPOD and thereby also generating CD’s to give to music loving friends and family members.

 

     Listed below at the onset of this website in August 2007 are links to displays of the CD covers and song lists that hopefully you will find interesting. Please note that some of these PDF’s were created in landscape (horizontal) mode and will require clicking on the Adobe symbol to turn clock-wise.

 

1.      Chris Connor 20 songs by my favorite vocalist

 

2.      John Coltrane 10 songs by my favorite instrumentalist

 

3.     Up tempo Female Jazzone of the dozens of exercise playlists created

 

4.      Favorite Passed Male Jazz vocalistsone of the many Jazz vocal playlists created

 

5.      Classic Jazz instrumentalsCreated for our Post-nuptial party, Sept 24, 2005

 

6.      Classic Antonio Carlos Jobim Songs20 artists singing 20 of his most popular compositions

 

7.      Holiday favorites – The first of a series of holiday song compilations

 

8.      Standards Sung by Classic R&B Vocal groups - 25 of these by the excellent Vocal harmony groups

 

9.      Favorite R&B Male Songs – Based on one of my favorite cassettes created over 20 years

 

10.  Soft-Rock favorites 20 hits from 60’s – 70’s artists of this mellow genre



  
Since creating the above paragraph at the onset of the website in August 2007, I have created hundreds of additional website to diversify and facilitate listening, as well as sharing my music. Following are links to a small, representative sample of these, with the song titles, artists and albums included, within the categories of Instrumentals, Jazz Vocals and Other Vocals - ADDED SEPT 2014.


  INSTRUMENTAL PLAYLISTS:

  1. John Coltrane - 5 albums

  2. Dizzy Gillespie - 2 big band Albums

  3. Dizzy Gillespie - 4 small combo albums

  4. Charlie Parker - 2 albums

  5. Oscar Peterson - 3 albums

  6. Miles Davis - 6 albums

  7. Duke Ellington - 2 Latin albums

  8. Count Basie - 18 songs

  9. Woody Herman - 2 albums

  10. Gerald Wilson - 15 songs

  11. Cannonball Adderley - 9 songs

  12. Zoot Sims - 2 albums

  13. Classic Instrumental Swingers - Vol 1

  14. More Classic Instrumental Swingers - Vol 2

  15. Classic Instrumental Ballads - 15 songs

  16. Mellow Instrumentals (Piano-Vibes-Guitar)

  17. More Mellow Instrumentals (Piano-Vibes-Guitar)

  18. Three Favorite Pianists (Garland-Kelly-Flanagan)

  19. Six Favorite Guitarists albums

  20. Favorite Tenor Sax - Vol 1

  21. Favorite Tenor Sax - Vol 2

  22. Tenor Sax Battles - 19 Songs

  23. Five favorite Combo Albums

  24. Favorite Alto sax Ballads, Blues & Bossas

  25. Favorite Soul-Jazz Uptempo - 30 Songs

  26. Instrumentals for Lee Shaw

 Jazz Vocal Playlists:

     1. Carmen McRae - 20 Songs

     2. Joe Williams - 21 Songs

     3. Favorite Living Male & Female Singers - 16 Songs

     4. Favorite Passed Male Singers - 20 Songs

     5. Favorite Passed Female Singers - 22 Songs

     6. Freddy Cole - 16 Songs

     7. Favorite Living Female Singers - Vol 2 - 20 Songs

     8. Mel Torme - 21 Songs

     9. Favorite Songs - Vol 1 - 20 Songs

    10. Favorite Songs - Vol 2 - 20 Songs

    11. Morgana King - 23 Songs

    12. Frank Sinatra - 2 Reprise Albums

    13. Johnny Hartman - 3 Impulse Albums

    14. Manhattan Transfer - 30 Songs

    15. Uptempo Jazz Vocals - Vol 1 - 24 Songs

    16. Uptempo Jazz Vocals - Vol 2 - 24 Songs

    17. Phoebe Snow - 18 Songs

    18. Frank Sinatra - 31 Songs

    19. Irene Kral - 20 Songs

    20. Lorez Alexandria - 2 Impulse Albums

    21. Billie Holiday - 2 Albums

    22. Ella Fitzgerald - 3 Albums

    23. Sarah Vaughan - 2 Albums

    24. Grady Tate - 20 Songs

    25. Nat "King" Cole - 2 Albums

    26. Artists Transcending Category - 18 Songs

    27. Favorite Jazz Vocal Groups - 18 Songs

    28. Sensual Jazz Vocal Favorites - 32 Songs

    29. Vocals for Lee Shaw


  Other Vocal Playlists:

      1. Favorite Female Doo Wop Artists - 24 Songs

      2. Favorite Inspirational/Message Songs - Vol. 1

      3. Favorite Inspirational/Message Songs - Vol. 2

      4. Platters - 14 Songs

      5. Ravens - 18 Songs

      6. Favorite Uptempo R&B/Pop - 20 Songs

      7. Johnny Mathis - R&B/Pop - 20 Songs
 
      8. (Soft Rock #62) - 22 Songs

      9. Favorite Songs (Multi Genres #63) - 40 Songs

     10. 1970's R&B/Soul Vocal Groups - 21 Songs

     11. Blue-eyed Soul - 20 Songs

     12. Best Doo Wop Groups 1 - 10 

     13. Best Doo Wop Groups 11 - 20

     14. Best Doo Wop Groups 21 - 30

     15. Favorite R&B Vocal Groups - 20 Songs

     16. Favorite Passed Male R&B Singers - 25 Songs

     17. Flamingos - Early Period - 18 Songs

     18. Flamingos - 2 Favorite Albums on End label

     19. Hamilton Hill Doo Wop Presentation - 25 Songs

     20. Jackie Wilson - Otis Redding - 25 Songs

     21. Janis Ian - 2 Favorite Albums

     22. Aretha Franklin - 2 Favorite Early Albums

     23. Latin Boleros Classicos - Vol. 1 & 2 - 26 Songs

     24. Latin - Cuban Favorites - 19 Songs

     25. Male 1950's Rock & Roll - 28 Songs

     26. Male R&B/Pop Favorites Vol. 2 - 20 Songs

     27. Dells - 22 Songs

     28. Julia Fordham Favorites - 32 Songs

     29. More Soft Rock Favorites Vol. 3 - 22 Songs

     30. Lou Rawls Favorites - 21 Songs

     31. Luther Vandross Favorites - 16 Songs

     32. Sam Cooke - Marvin Gaye - 25 Songs

     33. Four Tops Favorites - 19 Songs

     34. Temptations Favorites - 28 Songs

     35. Gladys Knight & Pips Favorites - 21 Songs

     36. Ray Charles Favorites - 20 Songs

     37. Barry White - Wilson Pickett - 24 Songs

     38. Gospel Favorites - 18 Songs

     39. Brazilian/Latin Artists - 17 Songs

     40. Carole King Favorites - 24 Songs

     41. Brazilian Favorites - 32 Songs


 Individual Song Versions Playlists:

   Another type of playlists I've created are those with multiple versions (vocal & instrumental) of individual songs I found especially appealing. This is a link to a list of 60 favorite songs.


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